University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
- Humans are good at finding the beat in a piece of music.
- Many qualities, like beats per minute, contribute to speed perception in music: familiarity with the musical culture; event density; and how we divide time in a musical piece.
- The “Gabbling Foreigner Illusion” occurs when we perceive another’s language as being faster than our own.
- Even when music is the same speed, listeners tap faster to unfamiliar music.
- Does culture impact how we process music?
Culture; Linguistics; Music--Psychological aspects; Musical perception
Cognition and Perception | Linguistics | Music
Lyons, K. L.,
Nave-Blodgett, J. E.,
Hannon, E. E.
Tempo Perception Across Cultures: The Beat is All It Takes.
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